Friday, January 20, 2012
"This fascinating terrier..."
I am not really a 'dog person'. I don't dislike them (though big ones give me the heebee-jeebies) but I don't actually own one either. Last night though, while trying to tidy up our considerable book shelves, I happened across The West Highland Terrier by Holland Buckley. Written in 1911, I picked up a reprint of it some years ago when I was hooked on Hamish Macbeth and his little westie, Wee Jock. The photographs of beautifully dressed Edwardian ladies with their little bands of westies gathered round are so sweet and the very serious photo of Mr W. Baker, Honourable Secretary of the West Highland White Terrier Club is just splendid. The dogs' names are lovely too -
Morova and Mora
Tiny and Jean
Minnie and Flora
This little book is such a sweet expression of how much people connect with and love animals.
Are you a dog person or a cat person?